Contemporary home décor can vary greatly when it comes to style. The pieces can be ultra-modern, or modern, but still comfortable. Whatever pieces you decide to use, your contemporary home décor will look great and give off a modern feel for years to come. The basic rule of contemporary design is that you’ve got to stick to the basics.
Clean lines, simplicity, furniture that has purpose rather than just being there for decoration. Contemporary style is appropriate for any room – bathrooms, kitchens, offices, living rooms or bedrooms. You simply cannot go wrong. The focal point should be the large living areas created by the décor style, rather than individual pieces and things that take up unnecessary space.
Much of the time, contemporary styles start with the home itself. There are high ceilings, open windows and so forth. When it comes to contemporary design, less is more. This gives all of your art work and furniture an equal opportunity to stand out and shine.
Flooring in contemporary styled homes are always tiled, hardwood, or vinyl. Carpet can be used to help control sound or for personal warmth, however it should be chosen from simple, solid color and generic designs.
It’s all about the open spaces and clean lines.
The color palette of contemporary design is fairly simple. Neutrals such as beige, creams, and browns are used. Other colors, such as black and white are also used as main colors.
After that, any color can be chosen to give a special accent to the room. You can literally choose any color that suits you. Thanks to the neutral base colors mentioned above, you can pick anything from lime green to fuchsia pink and it will still look good – as long as you don’t go overboard. Remember, this design style is about simplicity and function.
When it comes to choosing furniture, clean lines, simplicity and function are key. Furniture is generally in neutral tones: beiges, creams, blacks, whites, browns, and so forth. Furniture can occasionally be a punch of color, such as red, if you’re using it as your accent piece.
Fabrics that are common in contemporary design use a natural appeal, such as wool, cotton, linen, and silk. They should also be free of ornate designs, fringes, trims or fancy little tassels. These are all big no-no’s when it comes to contemporary.
Artwork using geometric patterns or designs fit in great with contemporary décor.
Contemporary also mixes well with several other design styles so don’t be afraid to mix and match if the contemporary look feels a bit too cold and distant. You can mix it with just about any style to give your home a really unique feel. Happy decorating!